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Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies

The Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies was a propaganda organization formed in May, 1940 by William Allen White of the Kansas City Emporia Gazette and Clark M. Eichelberger of the League of Nations Association. White and Eichelberger envisioned the Committee as a means of determining and molding public opinion throughout the country regarding the United States' position on aid to the Allied cause. Upon formation the Committee's concern was only to "Aid the Allies." However, throughout its tenure the Committee adopted several concrete goals: the sale of destroyers to Great Britain; the release by the U.S. government of Flying Fortresses, pursuit planes, and mosquito boats to Great Britain; the passage of the Lend-Lease Bill in Congress; the use of convoys to safely escort Allied supplies; and the revision of the 1935 Neutrality Act to arm U.S. ships for defense against Axis attacks. At no time did the Committee ever ask for a declaration of war, although by October 1941, with the sinking of the destroyer "Reuben James", committee policy did recognize that active participation in the war was quickly becoming inevitable.

White and Eichelberger organized the Committee through a telegram sent out under White's name asking a group of people for their support of the Committee. The response was quick and positive, and during the next few days support from across the country poured in forming the basis of the National Committee of the organization with William Allen White as the chair and Clark Eichelberger as the executive director. White served as the National Committee Chair from May 1940 to January 1941 when he resigned due to ill-health and age, as well as disagreements within the Committee on policy matters. After White's resignation Ernest W. Gibson became the Committee Chair until called to active duty in the spring of 1941. At this time Clark Eichelberger took over the position until the dissolution of the Committee in January 1942. The Executive Committee of the Committee to Defend America was formed with Hugh Moore as the chair and Frederick C. McKee as the treasurer. Other members of the Executive Committee were Thomas K. Finletter, Frank G. Boudreau, Lewis W. Douglas, all of New York City; and Mrs. Emmons Blaine of Chicago, Illinois. With the resignation of White the Committee made an effort to restructure itself and enlarge both the Executive Committee and the National Policy Committee in an effort to democratize the policy-making procedures of the Committee.

The National Committee headquarters operated out of the New York City office. Robert F. Duncan (Assistant to Clark Eichelberger, National Director) was in charge of running this office. Other regional headquarters were established in San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, Chapel Hill, NC, and eventually in Chicago, IL in order to more easily facilitate the organization and maintenance of the state and local chapters. In addition to a small paid staff in New York City, 4,350 people worked as volunteers at the National Headquarters. The National Headquarters Office was divided into the following divisions: Administrative Management; Executive Committee; National Committee; Fund Raising; State and Local Committees; Publicity; Radio and Speakers Bureau; Women's Division; College Division; Youth Division; and Labor Division.

Although the National Committee eventually grew to number approximately 600 members, the State and Local Chapters formed the backbone of the Committee to Defend America. State and Local Chapters were formed in every state, as well as in the U.S. Territories of Alaska, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands and in Canada. In addition to the State and Local Chapters other divisions and committees were formed for various sectors of the membership. These included the Historians Committee, Scientists Committee, Artists Committee, Writers Committee, Women's Division, Labor Division, College Division, and Youth Division. Most of the members of these various committees and divisions were members of their local chapters, but also participated in the more specialized committees. An "Americans in Britain" chapter was formed in England, and the Committee garnered support from people all over the world. The smaller, specialized committees which did not have their own division in the National Committee Office were supervised by the State and Local Committee Division or the Administrative Management as appropriate.

The Committee to Defend America supported itself through fund-raising activities and voluntary contributions from its membership. Contributions averaged $25.00 per individual, although one contribution was as large as $10,000.00, and the smallest was $.12 in food stamps. The Committee kept in touch with its membership through printed newsletters, flyers, pamphlets and newspaper advertisements, as well as through radio spots and rallies. The Women's Division sponsored song and poster contests in an effort to raise the visibility of the Committee to an even higher level. Buttons, stickers, matchbooks, and car plates were also made available to the general public to raise funds. In addition to Field Representatives sponsored by the State and Local Chapter Division, the Committee also sponsored well-known individuals to speak on behalf of the Committee's aims.

With the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese the Committee to Defend America acknowledged that its work had come to an end, at least in its present incarnation. Committee members agreed, though, that there was still work to be accomplished, specifically to prepare the United States for the peace to come after the war. The Committee to Defend America joined with the Council for Democracy to form Citizens for Victory: To Win the War, To Win the Peace. This organization was not as active nor as well known as the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. By this time people were caught up with actual war work and could not be as easily persuaded to think about the future. Though the Committee to Defend America dissolved itself for all practicable purposes in January 1941, the official cessation did not occur until October 1942.

Consists of files relating to the political, educational, and fund-raising activities of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. Included are 1) correspondence (such as that of Roger S. Greene, associate director of the Committee), daily reports, and subject files of the Committee's administrative management division at its national headquarters office in New York City; 2) executive committee correspondence and minutes; 3) state and local chapters material--correspondence, field representatives files, chapter records; 4) records of college, labor, and women's divisions; 5) fund-raising files from the Committee's NYC headquarters; and 6) published materials put out by the Committee, such as cartoons, Christmas cards, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, radio transcripts, and speeches. Other Committee members who figure prominently in the collection are Ernest W. Gibson, national director until the spring of 1941; Hugh Moore, chairman of the executive committee; Frederick C. McKee, treasurer; and Robert F. Duncan, assistant to the national director.

Hugh Moore, owner of the Dixie Cup, Co. and Executive Chair of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies donated the records to the Princeton in 1968. Other materials added to the collection include New York City Chapter materials found in the Fight for Freedom Committee, Inc. collection, also at the Mudd Library.

A booklet published by the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, titled "The Token of Freedom," was donated by Charlotte Lewis in 2016. The accession number associated with this donation is ML-2016-021.

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This collection was processed by Melissa A. Johnson in May 1992. Finding aid written by Melissa A. Johnson in May 1992.

An attempt has been made to organize the records of the Committee in a way that reflects as closely as possible the original order and the way in which the Committee used the records, or when this was not possible, arranging the records in as usable an order as possible. Due to the short-term life of the Committee combined with the extremely large amount of paper work produced within this time a great deal of duplication occurred, and the files were not always kept in a consistently ordered fashion. All divisions of the Committee to Defend America worked closely with each other, and the intermingling of materials reflects this. This is especially true of the Administrative Management, which oversaw all of the divisions of the Committee and this series contains material from all divisions.

Processors discarded almost all of the financial files including all bank deposits, ledgers, checks, vouchers, and receipts. Related financial material can be found in the following series: Series 1: Administrative Management, Daily Reports; Series 2: Executive Committee minutes; and in Series 6: Fund Raising. Other discarded materials include 25 card file drawers containing membership cards and contribution receipts, duplicate materials, materials published by organizations other than the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies and organizations with which the Committee merged.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Author
Melissa A. Johnson
Finding Aid Date
1997
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Collection Inventory

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Administrative Management: The Administrative Management division of the Committee to Defend America was in charge of the day-to-day work of the Committee at the New York City National Headquarters office, under the general daily supervision of Robert F. Duncan. Included in this series are four groups of correspondence: General Correspondence (1940 June-1941 December); Roger S. Greene's Correspondence files (1940 August-1941 December); Inter-Office Correspondence (1940 June-1942 May); and State and Local Chapter Correspondence (1940 December-1941 December). Also included are Daily Reports (1940 May-1941 July) and the Subject Files (1940 May-1941 December).

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10 boxes

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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6 boxes

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The General Correspondence (1940 May-1941 Dec) contains correspondence from members of State and Local Chapters to the National Committee, and correspondence between members of the Administrative Management personnel. The latter includes Clark M. Eichelberger (National Director), Thomas Powers (who became National Director in 1941 when Ernest Gibson was called to active duty), Alex W. Burger (Technical Assistant for the National Committee), Robert F. Duncan (Assistant to the National Director), Alfreda Sill (Publicity Department), Roger S. Greene (Associate Director), and Frances Thomas [Mrs. Harrison Thomas] (Assistant to Clark M. Eichelberger and Director of the State and Local Chapter Division). In addition to correspondence there are memoranda related to individuals who wrote to, or called the Committee to Defend America. While these materials date from 1940 May to 1941 December, the bulk of the material dates from 1940 June to 1940 October. This material is arranged alphabetically by writer, and in reverse chronological order for each individual. Folders for individuals exist for the following people: Julian H. Barnes, Basil Brewer, Frederick C. McKee (Treasurer), Hugh Moore (Executive Chair), G.A. More (Minneapolis chapter), E.Guy Talbot (Director, West Coast Regional Office in San Francisco, CA), and William Allen White.

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2 boxes

A-M, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
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1 box

Barnes, Julian H., undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Brewer, Basil, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

McKee, Frederick C, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
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1 box

M-Z, 1940 May-1942 February. 1 box.
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1 box

Moore, Hugh, 1940 May-1942 February. 1 box.
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1 box

More, G.A., undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Talbot, E. Guy, 1940 October-1941 December. 1 box.
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1 box

White, William Allen, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

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Roger S. Greene's correspondence (1940 August-1941 December) documents his position as Associate Director of the Committee which he held from 1940 August to 1941 December. As Associate Director Greene dealt with a variety of issues on both the national level and within the New York City Office. Greene often fielded questions regarding policy from members of the Committee and was involved in policy-making decisions. Individual folders exist for the following people: Esther Caukin Brunauer (American Association of University Women, member of National Policy Board), Lewis W. Douglas (Chair of the National Board of the Committee to Defend America), Livingston Hartley (Washington D.C. office of CDA), Frederick C. McKee (Treasurer CDA), Mrs. Jean Rushmore Patterson (Women's Division), Thomas L. Power (CDA Adm. Mgt.), Julian Randolph, Evarts Seelye Scudder, William Allen White (Chair, CDA), and P.L. Young. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by writer, and in reverse chronological order for each individual.

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3 boxes

B-E, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Brunauer, Esther Caukin, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Douglas, Lewis W., undated. 1 box.
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1 box

F-M, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Hartley, Livingston, 1940 November-1941 December. 1 box.
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1 box

McKee, Frederick C, 1940 November-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Moore, Hugh, 1940 December-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

N-W, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Patterson, Mrs. Rushmore, 1940 November-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Power, Thomas L, 1941 February-1941 November. 1 box.
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1 box

Randolph, Julian, 1940 October-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Scudder, Evarts Seelye, 1940 December-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

White, William Allen, 1940 November-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Y-Z, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Young, P.L., 1940 August-1941 February. 1 box.
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1 box

Scope and Contents

The Inter-Office Correspondence (1940 June-1942 May) consists of correspondence and memoranda between the employees of the Committee at the National Headquarters in New York City and the Washington D.C. office. Much of this relates to routine office matters, but there is also a great deal of information on the workings of the Committee in relation to policy decisions, goals of the Committee to Defend America, and committees that merged with the Committee, all showing how the Committee accomplished its goals. The material is arranged in reverse chronological order within the folders.

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1 box

1940 June-1942 May, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
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1 box

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The State and Local Chapter Correspondence (1940 December-1941 December) contains correspondence between members of State and Local Chapters and personnel at National Headquarters, mainly with Roger S. Greene, but also with Thomas L. Power. The Chapter Records in Series 3 contain the bulk of the correspondence with State and Local Chapters, however this is carried on mainly with Mrs. Frances Harrison Thomas, in charge of the State and Local Chapter Division, whereas correspondence in this section is with other Committee personnel. Folders exist for the following individuals: Donald C. Blaisdell (Washington, D.C. office and Field Representative), William Emerson (Chair of the New England Regional Division of CDA), and Frank S. Goodwin (Chicago Chapter, CDA).

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2 boxes

A, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

B-Z, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Blaisdell, Donald C, 1940 December-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Emerson, William, 1940 December-1941 November. 1 box.
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1 box

Goodwin, Frank S, 1941 March-1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Daily Reports (1940 May-1941 July) present a day-to-day diary of the activities of the New York City National Headquarters Office. While not useful on their own, these files are extremely helpful in supplementing information about the Committee's activities during a specific time period. Also included in these reports are the current number of members of the National Committee, local chairs, volunteers, gifts/contributions received, and amount of published material sent out. The Daily Reports are arranged in chronological order by folder, and are in reverse chronological order within each folder.

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1 box

1940 May-1940 December, 1940 May-1940 December. 1 box.
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1 box

1941 January-1941 July, 1941 January-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Subject Files (1940 May-1941 December) consist of the working reference files used by the Administrative Management staff in the New York City National Headquarters office. They are arranged alphabetically by subject and are in chronological order within each folder. Topics covered include many organizations with which the Committee was sympathetic and sometimes cooperated, such as the American Committee for the Non-Participation in Japanese Aggression (of which Roger S. Greene was a member), the Council for Democracy, the Fight for Freedom Committee, and the Save the Children Foundation. Also included are folders on many isolationist organizations to which the Committee was opposed. A great deal of this material consists of informational pamphlets and bulletins, but there is also correspondence with members of these groups as well. In addition to subject files for other organizations there are subject files for specific phases and aspects of the Committee to Defend America's own work. These include some of the smaller specialized committees such as the Aviation Committee and the Artists' Committee. There are folders relating to the four main issues pursued by the Committee: the sale of Destroyers and other ships and planes; the passage of the Lend-Lease Act; the use of convoys; and the Revision of the 1935 Neutrality Act. The Administrative Management also created files to use as reference for fielding the innumerable questions asked by members regarding the Committee's views, what they could do as individuals to aid the Allies, and what was really occurring in Europe. The Committee sponsored at the behest of Frederick C. McKee (Treasurer), shortwave radio broadcasts from France aired on Station WRUL in Boston. The scripts, mostly in French, are located in Series 6: Publications–Radio Transcripts, but the correspondence and a report on the effectiveness of these broadcasts is included in the Subject File.

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4 boxes

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1 box

Reaction to, 1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

Stop Hitler, Now!, 1940 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Agricultural Situation, 1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

Amerasia, 1940 November-1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Correspondence, 1940 December-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Memoranda, 1940 October-1940 December. 1 box.
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1 box

Newpaper Clippings and Pamphlets, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

American Committee for Defense of British Homes, 1940 July-1941 August. 1 box.
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1 box

American Committee for the Non-Participation in Japanese Aggression, 1941 February-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

American Defenders of Freedom, 1940 May-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

American Legion, 1940 August-1941 September. 1 box.
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1 box

American Overseas Defense Committee, 1941 February. 1 box.
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1 box

American Peace Mobilization, 1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

American Volunteers/Foreign Enlistments, 1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Anti-Semitism – Congress: Rankin (Miss.) and Edelstein, 1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Artists' Committee, 1940 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Aviation Committee, 1940 July-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

British Empire and British Commonwealth, Composition of, 1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

"Buy British", 1940 November-1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

Caskets, Purchase of (War Department), undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Change of Committee Name, 1941 May-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Clergymen, 1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Convention Plan, National, 1940 December. 1 box.
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1 box

Convoy Situation, 1941 March-1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

Council for Democracy, 1941. 1 box.
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1 box

Council of One Thousand, 1940 November-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Crank Letters, 1940 July-1941 November. 1 box.
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1 box

Destroyers, 1940 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Emergency basis, 1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Emergency powers of the President, 1940 August-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Employees of CDAAA, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

English Speaking Union, 1941 February. 1 box.
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1 box

Exporters: Steel and Iron Control Regulations, 1940 November-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Facts About the Comm. to Defend America, 1940 September. 1 box.
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1 box

Far Eastern Situation, 1940 December-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Fashion Show, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Federal Research, 1940 November-1940 December. 1 box.
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1 box

Field Workers, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Fight For Freedom Committee, 1941 April-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Financial Reports, 1940 June-1942 November. 1 box.
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1 box

Flying Crusade, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Food for Europe, 1940 August. 1 box.
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1 box

France Forever Committee, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Franco-American Meeting, 1940 November. 1 box.
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1 box

Fraudulent Post Cards, 1941 March-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Freedom Rally [New York Chapter], 1941 April-1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Correspondence, 1940 June-1941 February. 1 box.
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1 box

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Report, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Friends of Democracy (Kansas City, MO), 1941 January-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Friends of the French Republic, Aims of the (Les Amis de la Democratic Francais), 1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

Fur Workers Committee, 1940 November. 1 box.
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1 box

German-American Relief Committee, 1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Greek Relief, 1940 November-1940 December. 1 box.
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1 box

Harlem Committee, circa 1940 August. 1 box.
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1 box

Harriman-Wheeler Letter, 1941 September. 1 box.
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1 box

Harvard Group, American Defense, 1940 November-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Hoover Plan for Feeding Five Democracies, 1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

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Iceland Situation, 1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

International Coordination Council, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Irish Situation, 1940 November-1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

Japan, Boycott, 1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Japan, Embargo on, 1940 November-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

General, 1941 January-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, A-Z, 1941 February-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

London Outpost of CDAAA, 1940 November. 1 box.
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1 box

Loyal Americans of German Descent, 1941 April-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Mail, Digest of, 1940 June-1940 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Meetings and Broadcasts Scheduled, 1940 September-1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Correspondence, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Pamphlets and Clippings, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Neutrality Act, 1940 November-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

New Chapter Division, 1941 February-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Newsletter, Plan for Weekly, 1940 July. 1 box.
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1 box

New York Committee to Aid Britain by Reciprocal Trade, 1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

News Service, William Allen White Committee, 1940 August. 1 box.
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1 box

Newsletter Plan for Weekely Washington, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

No Foreign Wars Committee, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Offers of Assistance, 1941 January-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Oil Shipments to Japan, 1941 May-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Opposition Publicity Organization of CDAAA, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Organizations in favor of Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Peace Mobilization Conference, Chicago, IL, 1940 August-1940 September. 1 box.
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1 box

Petitions [Correspondence re], 1940 November-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Plans for CDAAA, 1940 October. 1 box.
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1 box

Posters, 1941 February-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

President of U.S., Address to by Lewis W. Douglas and Mrs. J. Borden Harriman (1941 May 22), 1941 May-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Promotional Material, Catalogue, 1940 August-1940 December. 1 box.
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1 box

Publicity Schedules, 1940 August-1940 October. 1 box.
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1 box

Registration for Fund-Raising, 1940 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Speakers Bureau, 1940 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Statement of Program [CDAAA], 1940 July-1940 October. 1 box.
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1 box

St. Lawrency Waterway Project, Niagra/Buffalo Committee, 1941 March-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Save the Children Federation [Sir Robert Mayer], 1941 January-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Scotland, American Medical Clubs of, 1940 November-1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

Scottish Clans Evacuation Plan, Committee of the, 1941 February. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrap Metals, collection of, 1940 August-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Student Defenders of Democracy, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Suggestions, A-Z, 1940 June-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Suggestions Compilations, 1940 June. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Response to 1941 Feb Statement of Policy, 1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Response to 1941 May Statement of Policy, 1941 May-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Response to 1941 Sep Statement of Policy, 1941 September-1941 October. 1 box.
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1 box

United Americans [Orville McPherson, National Chair], 1941 February-1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

War Referendum Ludlow Agreement, 1941 June-1941 July. 1 box.
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1 box

Wheeler, Senator Burton K, 1940 August-1941 May. 1 box.
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1 box

White, William A., Letters and telegrams, 1940 May-1940 September. 1 box.
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1 box

Writers Committee, 1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

Women United, 1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Young America, 1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Executive Committee (1940 June-1942 Jan) contains material relating to the Executive Committee of the Committee to Defend America as well as the National Committee and the National Policy Board. All material in this series is arranged chronologically. The Executive Committee material consists of correspondence (1941 January-1941 April) and minutes (1940 June-1942 January) of the Executive Committee. The correspondence is not very extensive, but consists of memoranda and letters relating to the activities of the Executive Committee. The bulk of the material consists of the minutes of the Executive Committee from 1940 June through 1942 January. The minutes are complete, including all attachments, from 1940 June to 1941 July, but from 1941 August through 1942 January consist only of carbon copies of the recorded minutes. Attachments include budgets, memoranda, correspondence referred to in the minutes, and other related materials.

The National Committee material (1940 May-1941 June) contains two subseries: lists of members and correspondence; and invitations to serve as members of the National Committee. The National Policy Board materials (1940 June-1941 December) contain four subseries: lists of members and correspondence; invitations to serve; minutes of National Policy Board meetings; and correspondence. Neither the National Committee nor the National Policy Board files document fully the activities of these two committees.

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2 boxes

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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1 box

Correspondence, 1941 January-1941 April. 1 box.
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1 box

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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2 items

Minutes, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 item.
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1 item

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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1 box

Members, 1940 May-1941 January. 1 box.
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1 box

Invitation to serve, 1940 October-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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1 box

Members, 1940 August-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Invitations to serve, 1941 February-1941 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Minutes, 1940 September-1941 March. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
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1 box

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 3: State and Local Chapters makes up the largest series of the collection. As noted the State and Local Chapters were the strength of the Committee. Each chapter, or, rather, the head of each chapter, was overseen by Frances Thomas [Mrs. Harrison Thomas] from the National Headquarters Office in New York City. Mrs. Thomas and her staff maintained an extensive correspondence with the chapters giving advice on how chapters should be organized and maintained, dealt with specific problems as they arose, and also explained Committee policy decisions to members. In essence, Mrs. Thomas played the role of liaison between the State and Local Chapters and the Executive Committee, the National Committee, National Policy Committee, and the Administrative Management in New York City. There is correspondence between State and Local Chapters and Committee staff in almost every series. Rather than bringing it all together the correspondence has been kept with the division to which the members wrote. Thus, there is correspondence in the following locations: Series 1: Administrative Management–Correspondence (all sections) and Subject File–Suggestions; Series 6: Fund Raising–Correspondence (State and Local Chapters), Finance Committee (Chapter Correspondence), and Contributors (Correspondence). The State and Local Chapters series is broken down into four subseries: Administrative; Correspondence; Field Representatives; and State and Local Chapter Records.

Physical Description

18 boxes

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Administrative subseries (1940 October-1941 April) contains information on the organization of chapters as of 1941 April and the status of chapters (1940 Oct-1940 Nov) as directed by the National Headquarters office in New York City. It also contains questionnaires filled out by State and Local Chapters regarding their formation, membership and views on the Committee. This material is arranged in chronological order.

Physical Description

1 box

Chapter Organization, 1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Status of Chapters, 1940 October-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Questionnaires [#1-39], undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence subseries (1941 October-1942 May) consists of Mrs. Thomas' correspondence with members of the Administrative Management staff and other personnel of the Committee to Defend America. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Mrs. Thomas remained with the organization after the formation of Citizens for Victory, and correspondence from this period is included here.

Physical Description

1 box

Thomas, Frances [Mrs. Harrison Thomas], 1941 October-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The subseries titled Field Representatives (1940 July-1942 June) contains files on members of the Committee to Defend America who traveled across the country to different chapters helping in the formation of chapters as well as aiding chapters in working out problems, fund-raising, and educating chapter members on issues of importance to the Committee. Some Field Representatives travelled from the East Coast to other parts of the country, while some Field Representatives only traveled within their own area. Donald C. Blaisdell, who later served in the U.S. Department of State, was the Washington D.C. representative for the Committee and traveled throughout the east and the south. Theodore Smith, an M.I.T. professor travelled during the summer over the entire country. Smith's reports written back to the New York Office, mostly to Mrs. Thomas and also to Clark Eichelberger are extremely detailed, well-written, and reflect Smith's sense of humor quite well. Marie F. McGuire, from Minnesota traveled throughout the midwestern states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa; and A.C. Winters spent time working in Detroit, MI as well as other areas in the midwest. Washington Platt, of Syracuse, NY, E. Fred Cullen, and Mather Elliot also traveled through various sections of the country. Field Representative who are not represented in this subseries include Martha Boswell from Georgia and Benjamin Merritt of Princeton, NJ. Correspondence with Field Representatives can also be found in Series 1: Administrative Management (General Correspondence and Roger S. Greene Correspondence) and in this Series in the State and Local Chapter Records in each representative's respective state. The files are arranged alphabetically according to the Field Representative's last name, and are arranged chronologically within those files.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Blaisdell, Donald C, 1940 November-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cullen, E. Fred, 1941 June-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Elliot, Mather, 1941 November-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Goodwin, Frank S, 1941 April-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

McGuire, Marie F, 1941 February-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Platt, Washington, 1941 May-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Smith, Theodore, 1940 July-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Winters, A.C., 1941 October-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The State and Local Chapter Records are grouped according to state, then by city or region, and chronologically within each city or region. Often the Chapter Records include Citizens for Victory materials dating beyond December 1941. Material relating to the regional offices of the National Committee is included within the State and Local Chapter Records of the following chapters: San Francisco, CA [Pacific/West Coast Headquarters, E. Guy Talbot, Chair]; Atlanta, GA [Southern Zone, Armand May as Chair]; Chicago, IL [Midwest Headquarters; Adlai Stevenson, and subsequently, John A. Morrison, Chair]; Boston, MA [New England Headquarters, William Emerson, Chair]; and Chapel Hill, NC [Frank S. Goodwin [or Frank P. Graham?, Chair]. The New York City Chapter was extremely active in the work of the Committee, although at times took a much more progressive attitude toward issues than Committee policy dictated. Many problems arose because of this, and the New York City Chapter eventually officially merged with the New York City Fight for Freedom Chapter as a result of these disagreements. At the end of this series are the records of chapters in the then U.S. Territories of Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippine Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as chapters Canada and Europe. For the most part the members or correspondents are U.S. citizens living outside of the country. Many chapters published newsletters for their members; some of these can be found in Series 6: Publications subseries Newsletters.

Physical Description

17 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

Birmingham, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mobile, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Montgomery, 1941 January-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sheffield, 1940 October-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tuscaloosa, 1941 August-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Phoenix, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tucson, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Clarksville, 1940 June-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Marianna, 1941 April-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

3 boxes

Anaheim, 1940 August-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arcadia, 1940 August-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Auburn, 1941 January-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Berkeley, 1940 July-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Buellton, 1941 February-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chico, 1940 June-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Claremont, 1940 June-1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

California, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fillmore, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fresno, 1940 September-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gardena, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

La Jolla, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Long Beach, 1940 June-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Los Angeles, 1940 May-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Los Gatos, 1940 July-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oakland, 1940 August-1940 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ojai, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Palo Alto, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pasadena, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

San Diego, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

San Francisco, 1940 May-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Santa Barbara, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Santa Monica, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Colorado Branch, Report of Office Activities, 1941 January-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Colorado Springs, 1940 July-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Denver, 1940 May-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pueblo, 1940 August-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Bridgeport, 1941 May-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bristol, 1940 December-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Brookfield, 1940 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Darien, 1940 June-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Greenwich, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hartford, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New Canaan, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New Haven, 1940 May-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Newtown, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Norwalk, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Salisbury, 1940 October-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sharon, 1940 September-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Stamford, 1940 December-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Waterbury, 1940 June-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Dover, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Newark, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

District of Columbia, 1940 May-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Bradenton, 1940 September-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gainesville, 1940 October-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Homestead, 1940 July-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Jacksonville, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Miami, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Orlando, 1940 August-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Palatka, 1940 November-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sarasota, 1940 August-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. Petersburg, 1940 September-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tallahassee, 1940 July-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tampa, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Winter Park, 1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Albany, 1940 October-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Athens, 1940 May-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Atlanta, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Augusta, 1940 August-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Brunswick, 1940 December-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

La Grange, 1940 November-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Milledgeville, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Monroe, 1941 February-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Savannah, 1940 November-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Thomaston, 1940 December-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Armand May, Southern Zone Chair, 1940 September-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Boise, 1940 June-1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Alton, 1941 May-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bloomington, 1940 May-1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chicago, 1940 May-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

DuPage County, 1940 July-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

East St. Louis, 1940 October-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Evanston, 1940 August-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Freeport, 1941 May-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Glen Ellyn, 1941 September-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lake Forest, 1940 December-1940 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Madison, 1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Moline, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rockford, 1940 August-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Springfield, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Urbana, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Winnetka, 1940 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Bloomington, 1940 May-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Crawfordsville, 1940 July-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fort Wayne, 1940 June-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gary, 1940 June-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hammond, 1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Indianapolis, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

South Bend, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Avoca, 1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Audubon, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Council Bluffs, 1940 September-1942 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Des Moines, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Forest City, 1940 June-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Orange City, 1940 June-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Red Oak, 1940 December-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Hutchinson, 1940 August-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Kansas City, 1940 August-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pittsburg, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Salina, 1940 June-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Wichita, 1940 July-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Auburn, 1940 November-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bardstown, 1940 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cromwell, 1941 March-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lexington, 1940 July-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Louisville, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Paducah, 1941 March-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Baton Rouge, 1940 December-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New Orleans, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Maine, 1940 May-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Baltimore, 1940 May-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

State Records, 1940 May-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Boston, 1940 May-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Irene Armstrong, 1941 July-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Ann Arbor, 1940 May-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Birmingham, 1940 July-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Detroit, 1940 May-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Grand Rapids, 1940 December-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Kalamazoo, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lakeview, 1940 August-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lansing, 1940 September-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Milford, 1940 December-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Muskegon, 1940 May-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Saginaw, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ypsilanti, 1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Albert Lea, 1940 October-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Deluth, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Minneapolis, 1940 July-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. Paul, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Waseca, 1940 August-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Jackson, 1940 August-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mc Comb, 1942 April-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Picayune, 1940 May-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rosedale, 1940 August-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vicksburg, 1941 February-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Bonne Terre, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Carthage, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Columbia, 1940 August-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Kansas City, 1940 May-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Kansas City, Junior Committee, 1940 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Neosho, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Springfield, 1941 May-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. Joseph, 1940 August-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. Louis, 1940 May-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Great Falls, 1940 September-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Helena, 1941 March-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Geneva, 1940 June-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lincoln, 1941 February-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Omaha, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ord, 1940 October-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Waterloo, 1941 February-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Reno, 1940 June-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

State, 1940 May-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Concord, 1940 August-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Asbury Park, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Atlantic City, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Elizabeth, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Englewood, 1940 May-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Freehold, 1941 March-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Glen Ridge, 1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Jersey City, 1940 June-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Montclair, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Morris County, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Newark, 1940 July-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Paterson, 1940 May-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Plainfield, 1941 May-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Princeton, 1940 August-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ridgefield Park, 1940 July-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rumson, 1941 June-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Trenton, 1940 May-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vineland, 1940 November-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

West Essex County [Caldwell and Roseland], 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Albuquerque, 1940 August-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Santa Fe, 1940 June-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

3 boxes

Albany, 1940 June-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ballston Spa, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Binghamton, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bronxville, 1940 September-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Brooklyn, 1941 April-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Buffalo, 1940 June-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cedarhurst, Long Island, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cornwall, 1940 June-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Elmira, 1940 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Essex County, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Geneva, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Glens Falls, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Goshen, 1940 June-1942 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Great Neck, Long Island, 1940 August-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hamilton, 1940 June-1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ithaca, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Katonah, 1940 September-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lake Placid, 1940 July-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Millbrook, 1940 December-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mount Vernon, 1941 August-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Nassau County, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Minutes, 1940 May-1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

1940 May-1940 June, 1940 May-1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1940 July-1941 May, 1940 July-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New York Youth Division, 1940 June-1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Northeast Dutchess County, 1940 July-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ossining, 1940 July-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oyster Bay, Long Island, 1940 November-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Peekskill, 1941 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Port Washington, 1940 September-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poughkeepsie, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rochester, 1940 May-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rockville Center, 1940 December-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Saratoga Springs, 1941 May-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scarborough, 1941 September-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Schenectady, 1940 May-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Syracuse, 1940 June-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Utica, 1940 July-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Warwick, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Westchester County, 1941 October-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Woodstock, 1940 July-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Andrews, 1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Asheville, 1940 August-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Brevard, 1940 September-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Burlington, 1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chapel Hill, 1940 May-1942 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Charlotte, 1941 February-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Davidson, 1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Durham, 1940 June-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Goldsboro, 1940 October-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Greensboro, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hendersonville, 1940 December-1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lenoir, 1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lincolnton, 1940 August-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Raleigh, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Roanoke Rapids, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Spray, 1941 September-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tryon, 1940 September-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Warrenton, 1940 August-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Wilmington, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Winston-Salem, 1940 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Fargo, 1941 October-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lisbon, 1941 January-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Akron, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Canton, 1940 October-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cincinnati, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

1940 May-1941 February, 1940 May-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1941 March-1942 June, 1941 March-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Columbus, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Dayton, 1940 August-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oberlin, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oxford, 1940 May-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ohio Toledo, 1940 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Washington Court House, 1940 September-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Youngstown, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Edmond, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

El Reno, 1940 September-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oklahoma City, 1940 July-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pryor, 1940 June-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Stillwell, 1940 November-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tulsa, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Bend, 1941 July-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Burns, 1941 May-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Medford, 1940 September-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Portland, 1940 May-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Allentown, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bethlemen, 1940 October-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Doyleston, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Erie, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hazelton, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lancaster, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philadelphia, 1940 May-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pittsburgh, 1940 May-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Titusville, 1940 July-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Bristol, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
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1 box

Providence, 1940 May-1941 February. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

Ashepoo, 1940 June-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Beaufort, 1940 August-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Charleston, 1940 June-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Columbia, 1940 May-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hartsville, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Spartanburg, 1940 June-1940 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Chamberlain, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Huron, 1941 December-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rapid City, 1941 April-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sioux Falls, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

State Committee, 1941 December-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Bristol, 1940 June-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Memphis, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Nashville, 1940 May-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Austin, 1940 August-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Dallas, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Houston, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Laredo, 1940 June-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Paris, 1940 October-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Waco, 1942 May-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Logan, 1940 October-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Provo, 1941 February-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Salt Lake City, 1940 June-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

State Committee, 1940 May-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Amherst, 1940 August-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arlington County, 1940 June-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fairfax, 1940 July-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lynchburg, 1940 August-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Richmond, 1940 May-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Shipman, 1941 January-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Upperville, 1940 September-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Zanoni, 1940 October-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Aberdeen, 1941 January-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Olympia, 1940 September-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Seattle, 1940 June-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Spokane, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tacoma, 1940 May-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Mount Hope, 1940 June-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Wheeling, 1940 May-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Appleton, 1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Kenosha, 1940 July-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Madison, 1940 July-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Milwaukee, 1940 May-1942 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ripon, 1940 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sauk City, 1940 August-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Cheyenne, 1940 June-1942 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hanna, 1940 October-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rawlins, 1940 August-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Anchorage, 1940 August-1941 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Buenos Aires, 1941 March-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Montreal, 1940 June-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Honolulu, 1940 September-1942 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Manila, 1940 September-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

St. Croix, 1940 August-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

St. Thomas, 1940 June-1940 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

U.S. citizens, living in -Geneva, Switzerland; England; Montreal, Canada, 1940 May-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 4: Divisions contain the records of the College Division, the Labor Division, and the Women's Division of the Committee to Defend America as kept by the New York City office. The materials are arranged in chronological order within each file.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The College Division (1940 June-1941 June) was supervised by Frances Harrison Thomas but run by Gilmore Stott. Each school presumably kept its own records and the records present are only partial. Included here are files on the conference at Union College in Schenectady, NY; correspondence; field trips taken by Stott; a notebook containing lists of chapters and a partial list of members; a group of plans, proposals and reports on the activities of the College Division; and material on related student groups including those opposed and in favor of the Committee to Defend America. The College Division was active from the fall of 1940 through the spring of 1941, but with the summer months became inactive and never quite got reorganized in the fall of 1941. A newsletter was published by the College Division, Crisis!, and existing copies can be found in Series 6: Publications, subseries Newsletters. The College Division also maintained a newspaper clipping file that is a valuable supplement to its records. The two folders are located in Series 6: Publications, Newspaper Clippings.

Physical Description

1 box

Conference, Colleges in Defense of Democracy, 1941 March-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1940 September-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Gilmore Stott, 1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Notebooks, 1940 September-1940 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Form Lettters, 1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Notebook, Active Chapters, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Plans, Proposals and Reports, 1940 August-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Related Student Groups, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Labor Division (1940 May-1941 October) was organized by the Committee with the recognition that the working man and woman [though to the Committee it was perceived to be mainly men] formed a very important segment of the U.S. public. The Committee contacted labor leaders across the country in an effort to include them in their work, and to better reflect the needs of the working force. These materials include correspondence (1940 May-1941 October) between Committee personnel and labor leaders. Other materials can be found in Series 1: Administrative Management–Correspondence–General and Roger S. Greene, and Series 6: Publications–Newspaper Clippings–Labor Division.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1940 May-1941 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Women's Division (1940 Jun-1941 Jun) consists of two folders of correspondence and related materials attached to the correspondence. These materials are arranged chronologically. The Women's Division was formed in June 1940 at the insistence of Mrs. Jean Rushmore Patterson, the first chair of the Women's Division. This division was never thought very viable by the National Committee or Executive Committee, and was viewed as more of a headache than anything else. Other materials related to the Women's Division can be found in Series 1: Administrative Management in the General Correspondence, the Inter-Office Correspondence, and in the correspondence of Roger S. Greene under Jean Patterson's name, as well as in the Daily Reports where there was usually an entry for the Women's Division. The Women's Division published a newsletter, Alert!, copies of which are located in Series 6: Publications under Newsletters. The Women's Division sponsored a song contest and a poster contest; musical scores for the winning songs are located in Series 6: Publications, and the winning poster is located in Series 7: Oversize Materials.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1940 June-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 5: Fund Raising (1940 May-1942 February) consists of the New York City Committee headquarters files for fund raising across the country. The Fund Raising division was responsible for designing and implementing appeals to the general public as well as various selected groups in order to raise money for the Committee to Defend America's operations. The John Price Jones Corporation played an integral part in identifying selected groups of people for the Committee to target, as well as advising the Committee on financial and fund raising matters. Fund Raising was organized with the Treasurer (Frederick C. McKee) in charge and under him was the Executive Finance Committee of three members (Thomas K. Finletter, subsequently Ellsworth Bunker, Chair). The Executive Finance Committee oversaw the Auditors (Haskin & Sells, Co.), the Comptroller (M. Areskog), and the Technical Assistant (Caleb Coffin). The Finance Committee was a smaller division within the Fund Raising division that oversaw the running of the division and was in charge of writing appeal letters and recruiting people, mostly prominent businessmen from across the country, to help raise funds. In addition there were committees for Local Committee Support, the National Finance Committee, the National Commerce and Industry Committee, and the Women's Finance Committee. Members of these committees also served in other capacities with the Committee. The series is grouped into five subseries: Correspondence; Finance Committee; Subject File; Appeals; and Contributors.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence consists of two smaller groups: Inter-Office (1940 June-1941 August) correspondence between personnel of the Fund Raising division as well as with personnel from other divisions of the New York City Office; and correspondence with State and Local Chapters (1940 June-1941 December) regarding fund raising activities by chapters on both the national level and the local level.

Physical Description

1 box

Inter-Office, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

A-Z, 1940 June-1941 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Finance Committee (1940 September-1941 December) subseries is also broken down into smaller groupings. The two main groups are: Correspondence (1940 November-1941 December) arranged alphabetically by author and then chronologically; Chapter Correspondence (1941 January-1941 June) arranged by state. In addition there are folders on appeal letters and the United Americans, an organization that merged with the Committee to Defend America with debts to be paid. These debts were resolved through contributions brought in through the Fund Raising department.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

A-M, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

N-Z, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Arizona-Washington, 1941 January-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Response, 1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

National Finance Committee, Suggestions to, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

United Americans, 1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"Workers", 1940 September-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The Subject File (1940 June-1941 July, and undated) contains files, arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within, relating to the Fund Raising division. Those files pertinent to the organization of Fund Raising include: Financial reports and summaries (1940 October-1941 July) and Fundraising Plans (1940 July-1941 Jan), both of which present an overview of the Committee's financial situation and fund raising plans. The file, Star Spangled Ball, documents a fund raising ball sponsored by the Committee to Defend American in December 1940.

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

"Convoy Now", 1941 May-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Sherwood, Robert ["Stop Hitler, Now!"], 1940 June-1940 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Financial Reports and Summaries, 1940 October-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gifts in Kind, Offered, 1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

National Match Company, 1940 September-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Organization Chart, 1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Plans, Fundraising, 1940 July-1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Promotional Offers, A-Z, 1940 June-1940 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Star Spangled Ball, 1940 October-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Suggestions to Members, 1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The subseries, Appeals (1940 June-1941 November), includes copies of the 92 appeal letters sent out to the public, and a subject file specific to the appeal letters. The Committee tried to target as many sectors of the public as possible through its appeals. They sponsored a mailing to doctors and dentists, to businessmen, to people from the southern states, individuals working in commerce and industry, and to corporations. As a result many people received letters of appeal from the Committee, sometimes many letters of appeal. This caused some to complain that the Committee did not keep track of who it sent its appeals to and this lack of attention angered many, especially since the Committee was also asking individuals to contribute money to their local chapters as well.

Physical Description

1 box

Letters, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Nos. 1-92

Physical Description

1 box

Subject File, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Breckenridge, Colonel, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Henry, 1940 October-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Commerce & Industry, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Committee, 1940 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Corporations, 1940 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Coudert, Frederic R., Letter, 1940 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Appeal Letter [no.8], 1940 July-1940 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Appeals, 1940 July-1940 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mail Appeal Analysis, 1940 September-1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Letters, 1940 September-1941 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Letter, 1941 February-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New England, 1940 August-1940 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Southern Appeal Letter, 1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Appeal Letters, 1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

The subseries, Contributors (1940 May-1942 February), contains analyses of contributions (1940 May-1941 Jan), lists of individuals who contributed (1940 May-1942 Feb), and correspondence from contributors (1940 May-1942 Jan), all arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Memoranda to State and Local Chapters, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Analysis of Contributions, 1940 May-1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

1940 June-1941 May, 1940 June-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1941 June-1942 February, 1941 June-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

1940 May-1940 September, 1940 May-1940 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1940 October-1942 January, 1940 October-1942 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 6: Publications (1940 May-1942 Aug) consists of published materials put out by the Committee to Defend America and by Citizens for Victory. Publications are divided into the following types and are arranged chronologically when dates are given: Cartoons; Chapter Mailings; Christmas Cards; Flyers; Invitations; Membership Cards; Musical Scores; Newsletters; Newspaper Advertisements; Newspaper Clippings; Pamphlets; Petitions; Postcards; Press Releases; Programs; Radio Transcripts; Reprints; Speeches; Statements of Policy; Stickers; and Subscription List Forms. The Newsletters are further arranged by National Newsletters, State and Local, College Division and Women's Division. The Press Releases include general releases by the Committee, copies of a syndicated column sponsored by the Committee called "It Makes Sense", and the press releases of the National Labor Division of the Committee.

Physical Description

6 boxes

CARTOONS, 1940-1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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Physical Description

2 boxes

1940 May-1940 October, 1940 May-1940 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1940 November-1942 August, 1940 November-1942 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

CHRISTMAS CARDS, 1940-1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

FLYERS, 1940 June-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

INVITATIONS, 1940 November-1941 April. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

MEMBERSHIP CARDS, 1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

MISCELLANEOUS, 1940. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Song Contest Winners, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

Headquarters Letters, 1941 August-1942 January. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

(nos. 1-19)

Physical Description

1 box

News From the Outpost, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Progress Bulletin, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

(nos. 1-29)

Physical Description

1 box

Washington Office Information Letter, 1941 January-1941 December. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

(nos. 1-50)

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Midwest Committee to Defend American News Bulletin, 1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Essex County Newsletter, 1941 June-1942 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New York City, F.Y.I., 1940 July-1941 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Crisis!, 1941 January-1941 June. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

(nos. 1-6)

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Alert!, 1941 March. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

(nos. 3-4)

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

College Division, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

A-Z, 1940-1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

chronological, 1940 November-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Labor Division, 1940 July-1941 March. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

1940 June-1940 December, 1940 June-1940 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1941 January-1941 November, 1941 January-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

PETITIONS, 1940 May-1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

POSTCARDS, 1940 October-1941 June. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

1940 November-1942 September, 1940 November-1942 September. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"It Makes Sense" [syndicated column], 1941 July-1941 December. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

(nos. 1-22)

Physical Description

1 box

National Labor Division, 1941 July-1942 October. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Star Spangled Ball, 1940 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

General, 1940 September-1941 November. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Worldwide Broadcasting Foundation, WRUL, 1940 June-1941 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

REPRINTS, 1940 June-1941 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

SPEECHES, 1940-1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

STATEMENTS OF POLICY, 1940 November-1942 February. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

STICKERS, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

SUBSCRIPTION LIST FORM, 1941 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 7: Oversize Materials contains posters and newspaper advertisements published by the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies.

Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize materials, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize materials, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize materials, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Series 8: Microfilms, dates not examined. 2 boxes.
Arrangement

Arranged by reel number.

Scope and Contents

Series 8: Microfilms contains positive and negative microfilms of files in Series 1.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Series 9: Photographs and Artifacts, dates not examined. 1 box.
Arrangement

No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Scope and Contents

Series 9: Photographs and Artifacts contains miscellaneous photographs as well small activist pins relating to the Committee to Defend America.

Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest